Sub 1:30 Half Marathon in 2020 (Read 539 times)

JMac11


Taper Czar

    Thanks guys for the info on AT, especially longboat. I will keep up with these eccentric drops, and I'll add some heating in. Your point about first steps in the morning are so true: by far the most painful of the day. I'm hobbling around for the first couple of minutes! Hopefully I'll be able to knock this thing out in a few weeks (I know a few days ain't happening)

    5K: 16:42 (9/20)  |  10K: 34:49 (10/19)  |  HM: 1:15:28 (3/20)  |  FM: 2:36:31 (12/19) 

     

    Next Race: Whatever COVID-19 will allow me to run 


    Elite Jogger

      Thanks guys for the info on AT, especially longboat. I will keep up with these eccentric drops, and I'll add some heating in. Your point about first steps in the morning are so true: by far the most painful of the day. I'm hobbling around for the first couple of minutes! Hopefully I'll be able to knock this thing out in a few weeks (I know a few days ain't happening)

       

      Hopefully you are too young to have a heel spur....my discomfort is the spur rubbing against the tendon which doesn’t always mean that it’s in the exact same spot. I’m only throwing it out there as we’ve both had Posterior Tibial Tendonitis and my physio thinks I developed the spur because of the weakened ankle which I never fully recovered from.

       

      Anyway, belated congrats on your 5k TT....I just checked Strava and was pleased to see that your moving time matches your elapsed time. Top man! 👍

      5k - 17:53 (4/19)   10k - 37:53 (11/18)   Half - 1:23:18 (4/19)   Full - 2:50:43 (4/19)

      JMac11


      Taper Czar

        Ugh you know I dealt with PTT last year, I sure hope this isn't the case. It's relatively mild right now and hasn't gotten worse in the last week, so I think that's a good sign. Plus, I'm pretty much training as intensely as I plan on for the rest of 2020, so hopefully this is it.

         

        And thanks for the congrats: gotta keep up the hard TT efforts in prep for the Boston 2021 race that isn't happening 

        5K: 16:42 (9/20)  |  10K: 34:49 (10/19)  |  HM: 1:15:28 (3/20)  |  FM: 2:36:31 (12/19) 

         

        Next Race: Whatever COVID-19 will allow me to run 

           

          Anyway, belated congrats on your 5k TT....I just checked Strava and was pleased to see that your moving time matches your elapsed time. Top man! 👍

           

          Good on you for checking Mikkey, Jmac is such a cheater 

          50+ PBs -  

          5k 18.25 Tauranga Parkrun  Sept 20      81.36 % age grade

          10k 38.55 oct 19 strava run

          Next race Mount Maunganui half 10k 28th nov 2020

          " If you don't use it you lose it but if you use it, it wears out.

          Somewhere in between is about right "      

           

          watsonc123


            Saturday forecast is looking good

            15 degree Celsius

            Sunny

            9 km per hour southerly

            PRs: 5km 18:43 (Dec 2015), 10km 39:59 (Sep 2020), half 1:26:16 (Sep 2016), full 3:09:28 (Jun 2015)

             

            40+ PRs: 5km 20:10 (Dec 2019), 10km 39:59 (Sep 2020), half 1:29:39 (Jun 2018)


            Elite Jogger

               

              Good on you for checking Mikkey, Jmac is such a cheater 

               

              You would be surprised at the amount of people who pause their watches during virtual races. JMac doesn’t wear a watch that shows HR data......so there’s always going to be that doubt in my mind on whether he actually ran it or biked it. 

              5k - 17:53 (4/19)   10k - 37:53 (11/18)   Half - 1:23:18 (4/19)   Full - 2:50:43 (4/19)

              zebano


                 

                You would be surprised at the amount of people who pause their watches during virtual races. JMac doesn’t wear a watch that shows HR data......so there’s always going to be that doubt in my mind on whether he actually ran it or biked it. 

                 

                I haven't looked at his strava, but cadence is another spot data point that will show wonky when people bike. I had a local lady upload an airline flight  one time as a run (labeled as an airplane trip). She thought it was fun, everyone who lost their crowns were not amused.

                1600 - 5:23 (2018), 5k - 19:33 (2018), 10k - 45:24 (2017), half - 1:38:57 (2018), Mary - 3:37:17 (2018)

                CommanderKeen


                Aspiring Hobby Jogger

                  JMac - I think I missed saying congrats on the TT, so... congratulations! Hope you get the AT (or whatever else it might be) fixed soon.

                   

                   

                  Running continues to get a bit better for me, though this morning my hip/back does seem a tad more "compressed" or "hitched" than I'd like. Chiro appointment later to help with that. 


                  National "news" happened just a few miles down from me last night. I stepped outside after sunset and noticed that it was unusually bright, owing to a single orange/red colored cloud. I went outside the front door and from there could see the glow from a large fire and heard sirens of fire engines. At first I thought it was the new addition to the high school, then perhaps the neighborhood just on the other side of the school. Nope - a 12 inch / 30.5cm high-pressure gas line had somehow ruptured and exploded about 5 miles north of my house (very rural area, no injuries or evacuations). There's an entire 10m section of road that simply ceased to exist when this happened, electrical poles and lines were destroyed so there are outages in the area that will likely last days at least, and I've heard reports of the fire being visible from more than 20 mi / 32k away. I could still smell burning hay this morning during my run, so there are likely some bales still smoldering.

                  5k: 18:25 10/19 (solo track TT) │ 10k: 38:56 4/18 │ HM: 1:24:16 11/19 │ M: 3:04:13 11/18

                   

                  Upcoming Races (?):

                  8/29 Moore War 5k

                  9/5 - Tunnel to Towers 5k

                  9/27 - Run Elk City 5k

                  10/4 - Wurst Race Half

                  10/18 - Hot Chocolate 15k (Pacing)

                  11/21 - White River Marathon

                   

                  zebano


                     

                    Running continues to get a bit better for me, though this morning my hip/back does seem a tad more "compressed" or "hitched" than I'd like. Chiro appointment later to help with that. 


                    Nope - a 12 inch / 30.5cm high-pressure gas line had somehow ruptured and exploded about 5 miles north of my house (very rural area, no injuries or evacuations).

                     

                    OUff-da this is starting to feel like injury central I hope the Chiro takes care of you.

                     

                    Are you sure that wasn't an exploding tree? I've heard they do that after being on the ground for awhile =) In all seriousness, I'm glad no one was hurt, that's scary.

                    1600 - 5:23 (2018), 5k - 19:33 (2018), 10k - 45:24 (2017), half - 1:38:57 (2018), Mary - 3:37:17 (2018)

                    JMac11


                    Taper Czar

                      I could still smell burning hay this morning during my run

                       

                      We live in such different worlds.

                       

                      Zebano - I actually think that's hilarious. If I had a crown, I'd tip my hat to this woman. It's bizarre how protective people are of these crowns, especially the short ones.

                      5K: 16:42 (9/20)  |  10K: 34:49 (10/19)  |  HM: 1:15:28 (3/20)  |  FM: 2:36:31 (12/19) 

                       

                      Next Race: Whatever COVID-19 will allow me to run 

                      CommanderKeen


                      Aspiring Hobby Jogger

                         

                        We live in such different worlds.

                         

                         

                        Indeed. There's some morbid curiosity in me that says we should arrange to trade places for a week. Maybe even film it to make a documentary. Or a comedy.

                         

                         

                        My back/hips feel MUCH better after the visit to the chiro. Interesting how I feel the issue on my left side, but getting things aligned on the right side is what really made it feel better. 
                        The chiro's office is more in-line with the wind than my house (by about a mile) and the burning hay smell is much stronger there.

                         

                        Decent aerial picture of the blast/fire damage. The crater is on the north side of the intersection, the "best" place for it to be since there's really nothing further north. Had it been on the south side of the intersection it would have caused much more trouble for traffic. Power poles look like burned matchsticks...

                        5k: 18:25 10/19 (solo track TT) │ 10k: 38:56 4/18 │ HM: 1:24:16 11/19 │ M: 3:04:13 11/18

                         

                        Upcoming Races (?):

                        8/29 Moore War 5k

                        9/5 - Tunnel to Towers 5k

                        9/27 - Run Elk City 5k

                        10/4 - Wurst Race Half

                        10/18 - Hot Chocolate 15k (Pacing)

                        11/21 - White River Marathon

                         

                        Marky_Mark_17


                           

                          You would be surprised at the amount of people who pause their watches during virtual races. JMac doesn’t wear a watch that shows HR data......so there’s always going to be that doubt in my mind on whether he actually ran it or biked it. 

                           

                          Funny, I actually saw Johan yesterday in person - he was on the other side of the road when I was out running.  He gave me a dirty look.  I ignored it and kept running.

                           

                          JMac - my PTT niggles are still hanging around but they're survivable for 3.5 more weeks.

                           

                          Keen - holy crap!  I hope no one was hurt.

                          5,000m: 15:39 (Dec-19) | 10,000m: 32:34 (Mar-20) | 10km: 33:15 (Sep-19) 

                          HM: 1:10:46 (Nov-19) | FM: 2:57:36 (Oct-17)

                          Last race: NZ 10,000m Champs, 21 March, 32:34 (PB) 

                          Up next: Wairarapa Country Marathon, 11 Oct (I HOPE!!!!)

                          "CONSISTENCY IS KING"

                            Mark that wasn't a dirty look it was a guilty look 

                            50+ PBs -  

                            5k 18.25 Tauranga Parkrun  Sept 20      81.36 % age grade

                            10k 38.55 oct 19 strava run

                            Next race Mount Maunganui half 10k 28th nov 2020

                            " If you don't use it you lose it but if you use it, it wears out.

                            Somewhere in between is about right "      

                             

                            JMac11


                            Taper Czar

                               

                              Funny, I actually saw Johan yesterday in person - he was on the other side of the road when I was out running.  He gave me a dirty look.  I ignored it and kept running.

                               

                               

                               

                              Sorry can someone remind me what this was about? not keeping up with the latest NZ cheaters 

                              5K: 16:42 (9/20)  |  10K: 34:49 (10/19)  |  HM: 1:15:28 (3/20)  |  FM: 2:36:31 (12/19) 

                               

                              Next Race: Whatever COVID-19 will allow me to run 

                                He and Mark were battling over a segment. He came back and stole it with a dodgy performance/heartrate for a runner well below Mark's caliber.

                                 

                                 

                                Sorry can someone remind me what this was about? not keeping up with the latest NZ cheaters 

                                50+ PBs -  

                                5k 18.25 Tauranga Parkrun  Sept 20      81.36 % age grade

                                10k 38.55 oct 19 strava run

                                Next race Mount Maunganui half 10k 28th nov 2020

                                " If you don't use it you lose it but if you use it, it wears out.

                                Somewhere in between is about right "